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In light of its recent decision not to bar Russian athletes from competing in Rio despite their use of performance-enhancing drugs, the International Olympic Committee is working to establish more effective protocols to keep the Games drug-free. Here are some ways the IOC plans to address doping:
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No One In Stadium Quite Sure Why Muhammad Ali Being Honored

ST. LOUIS—Unsure whether it was the famous boxer's birthday, his death, the anniversary of one of his historic fights, or some other previously unknown connection to St. Louis, a bewildered crowd at the Edward Jones Dome remained confused Friday night as to why Muhammad Ali was being honored during a preseason game between the Rams and Falcons. "Oh my God, wow, is he actually here or something?" asked Rams fan Chris Anderson, whose confusion was not cleared up after watching a montage of Ali on the JumboTron. "Okay, looks like we're giving him a standing ovation now. That's fine. I mean, it's Muhammad Ali." According to stadium officials, the mysterious ceremony honoring the former heavyweight champion was a commercial for Budweiser American Ale.

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